Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights are up
I am in the mood,
Have they always
Twinkled like that
Or do they 
Because it parallels
My own delight.

They are the same

While my eagerness
To stop,
Observe and smile
Has me burning 
On the inside.
Under pressure I am
A snowball 
Of anger
Out of control

I am the same

But the difference
This year
I forgive myself
Like others
In the long stretch
In my lasting search
Of what matters

And I have you
As seed 
To my everyday glee.

It is Christmas time
The lights are up
This time, I am looking up.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A love like this

Tell me 
What I do not hear
The kisses
And that smell
Behind the ear
Hug my sins
Fondle my skin
That enslave my fears
Tell me it exists
My love
A love like this. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014


It is all I ever wanted
With you
To sit and wait
In this crowded space
Waving in vain
To the waiter in distress
And I crack up
To calm you down
No need to fret
His smile tender
Once we place our order.

Between bites
And overhearing
The couple beside
I bask
In delight
My obsession
While you carry on
With the conversation.

I pass by
Quickly catching this sight
I stand outside
At at loss it is not I
Savoring sushi at your side.

I walk past all I ever wanted
With you
You sit inside
Reveling in my sushi
With another one than me.